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Enriching foods with vitamin A to curb deficiency

Archived, 27 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - Vitamin A deficiency has been a public health problem that affects millions of children across the globe, mainly in developing countries, leading to preventable childhood blindness and increasing the risk of death from common childhood illnesses.

Doctors Without Borders ends chagas operations, urges Ministry of Health to take over comprehensive care in rural areas

Archived, 27 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - After 14 years of Chagas diagnoses, treatment and prevention efforts in Bolivia, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ended its Chagas operations today by presenting Bolivia’s Mini ...

La Crosse YMCA providing more mental health screenings

Archived, 28 days ago From news8000.com 

La Crosse, WISCONSIN - The La Crosse Area YMCA is providing more opportunities for people to check on their mental health.

The Y held a free mental health screening at the R.W. Houser Family YMCA in Onalaska Tuesday night.

Organizers at the Y ...

Somalia: UNICEF and partners begin mass vaccinations amid serious measles outbreak

Archived, 28 days ago From un.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Following a major measles outbreak in Somalia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners supported a swift delivery of 55,000 doses of measles vaccine to Kismayo along with Vitamin A supplementation to boost the immunity of the som ...

Oakwood middle-schooler 'was in awe' when meeting NBA hero

Archived, 28 days ago From news-gazette.com 

Champaign, ILLINOIS - After shooting free throws with the NBA's two-time reigning MVP at the 20,000-seat Oracle Arena, stepping to the charity stripe in a basketball game will never be the same for 13-year-old Sam Howie.

"I'll remember how nervous I was sho ...

United Breast Cancer Foundation provides generous Tempur-Pedic® mattress donation

Archived, 28 days ago From prweb.com 

Beltsville, MARYLAND - The United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) recently hosted a large mattress donation event in Norton, VA on December 3rd. UBCF’s donation event provided the Southwest Virginia breast cancer community with brand new Tempur-Pedic® mattresses. On a cool ...

World Health Organization rethinks its response to disease outbreaks

Archived, 28 days ago From nature.com 

London, U K - Three years after the start of the world’s worst Ebola epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a programme to improve its response to disease outbreaks and to prevent another such calamity.

In June, WHO director-gener ...

Cancer Research UK charity launch new campaign

Archived, 28 days ago From worcesternews.co.uk 

Worcester, U K - A new fundraising and awareness Christmas campaign has been launched by the Cancer Research UK charity.

The Right Now campaign is aiming to shine a light on the men, women and children fighting cancer everyday, with the advertising fea ...

Fighting polio in spite of ­insurgency

Archived, 29 days ago From dandc.eu 

Frankfurt, GERMANY - The terror militia Boko Haram has been active in the region for several years, wreaking havoc on communities with kidnappings, bombs and violence. In Borno alone, the number of displaced people is estimated to be somewhere between 1 million and 2 mil ...

Memorial Health Fund grants $525,000 to Family First Health

Archived, 29 days ago From fox43.com 

York, PENNSYLVANIA - Memorial Health Fund, a supporting organization of the York County Community Foundation, has awarded a $525,000 grant to Family First Health. The funds will be used to begin an innovative community outreach program designed to reduce low birth weight ...

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